In the battle of chicken wings vs. chicken nuggets, which one reigns supreme?
Some people say that if you’re going to eat fried food, then you might as well go for the dish that’s traditionally meant for that: fried chicken. In this camp is a contingent of people who prefer their food crispy and crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Then, there are those who favor a bite with a squishier outside and a more tender inside.
Which camp do you belong to? Read on to find out how these two dishes stack up against each other in terms of taste, nutrition, and how they’re made.
A taste test is the best way to determine which type of chicken dish you prefer.
There’s no doubt that some people find fried chicken more flavorful than nuggets. The crispy crust and juicy meat that come from frying the meat in hot oil give it a more intense flavor than that of nuggets. Though, some people argue that nuggets have a better flavor because they’re oven-baked and not deep-fried, meaning they’re healthier and more tender on the inside with a crunchy breading on the outside. It’s hard to say which one is better when you can’t compare them side by side. If you were really craving either dish, it would be up to your preference rather than nutrition or taste – but we’ll get into those two points further down.
Chickens wings have a higher fat content than chicken nuggets, but they’re also a better source of iron and vitamin B6.
Chicken nuggets are lower in calories and fat, which is good for those who are watching their weight or simply want to eat healthier. But if you want to add some flavor to your bite, then the wings might be your best option.
How They’re Made
One of the major differences between these two dishes is how they’re made. Fried chicken is breaded and fried in a pot of hot oil. This makes the outside crispy and crunchy and fries the meat to perfection. Fried chicken wings come with a variety of sauces that can be added for additional flavor.
Chicken nuggets, on the other hand, are made by coating cuts of ground chicken in egg and breadcrumbs before placing them in a deep fryer or frying pan. The result is crispy on the outside, yet moist and tender on the inside–something not found with fried chicken wings.
With so many tasty choices, it may be difficult to decide what to serve at your next family gathering. So which one will it be?
Chicken wings or chicken nuggets?
The nutritional value of both is comparable, but we all know that taste is a personal preference. Try them both and see which you prefer!